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Although the Obama administration has made incremental reforms to NSA surveillance over the last year, major reforms are still needed to rein in the programs that have threatened Americans' civil liberties for far too long.
The FISA Court no longer acts as a check on the executive branch. To bring the court back to it's constitutional purpose, Congress will have to enact serious reforms to safeguard Americans' privacy.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is no longer serving its constitutional function of providing a check on the executive branch’s ability to obtain Americans’ private communications.
Michael German testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about how current Justice Department guidelines fail to protect whistleblowers from retaliation.
The Brennan Center, along with 25 civil liberties groups, urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to fix several privacy gaps in an upcoming cybersecurity bill.